Associate Dean, VSB
Specialization Areas: Capital market,
Financial Derivatives, Portfolio Management,
Financial Management, Management Accounting
Dr. Raghavendra began his career in academics in Srinivas Institute of Management Studies, Mangalore in June 2002. In 2009, he joined Mangalore Institute of Technology and Engineering (MITE) as Head of the Dept of MBA. He joined Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE) in the year 2015 and headed ‘Centre for Advanced Learning in Finance and Accounting’ that offers various courses in financial accounting, management accounting, insurance and economics including IFRS, Tally, ACCA, CIMA and CMA.
He joined School of Business, VIT-AP University (VSB) in May 2021 as Professor of Finance and Associate Dean.
His area of interests include Security Analysis and Portfolio Management, Financial Management, Financial Accounting, Management Accounting and Financial Derivatives.
He is an active participant in Indian capital market since 2002 and obtained NSE Certified Financial Manager (NCFM) certification awarded by National Stock Exchange and NISM in Capital Market (Dealers) Module and Derivative Core Modules. He is also an AMFI Registered Mutual Fund Advisor (ARMFA) from Association of Mutual Funds of India.
He received his Ph.D in the field of Finance from the University of Mysore in 2014 for his research work titled “An economic analysis of trading in derivatives and behavioural pattern of investors in financial instruments”.
He has been an active researcher, with 16 publications in international journals, including those indexed in Scopus. Eleven of his research papers have been presented in international conferences in Malaysia, Thailand, Hong Kong, Vietnam and various parts of India. His research papers have also been presented in National conferences in India and won the ‘Best Paper Award” several times in various International conferences.
He has written a text book on Investment Management for III Semester MBA of Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU) and has delivered guest lectures on Indian Capital market across various institutes over the past 19 years.
He has attended ‘International Immersion Program’ at MDIS, Singapore and FDPs at IIM, Kozhikode and TAPMI along with numerous training programs and workshops.
He is currently guiding five candidates for their doctoral studies leading to Ph.D in the area of capital market.